Another former trainer claimed orcas were starved before visits from celebrities and other VIP guests so they would perform well.
We respect wild animals.
In April, the company released its cloying new sea lion show, for which it consulted a bunch of Broadway big shots instead of marine mammal experts. The show features a garish Disney-esque set in which sea lions are forced to perform inane tricks like "dancing" for the crowd.
"The 'dances' and other behaviors seen in this video are not natural to sea lions in the wild, and they certainly are not teaching SeaWorld park-goers respect for marine wildlife or their ecosystems," a Sea Shepherd rep said.